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VIN CE Course ALTM105-0116: Using Herbs in Veterinary Practice for Liver and Kidney Disease
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format.

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Presenters: Dr. Barbara Fougere, BSc BVMS (Hons) BHSc (Comp med) MODT MHSc (Herb Med) Grad Dip VA, Grad Dip VCHM, Grad Dip VWHM
Dr. Steve Marsden, ND, MSOM, L.Ac, Dipl.C.H., RH (AGH) Grad Dip VA, Grad Dip VCHM, Grad Dip VWHM

Course Open: January 28-February 28, 2016
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Thursdays, February 4, 11, and 18, 2016; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)
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Practice Sessions: In order to prepare you for a successful experience in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session is up to 1 hour in length. For more information, please visit the CE Practice Area.

*The presenters for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen. If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend one of the Practice Sessions.

Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians interested in integrative medicine and the use of herbs in veterinary practice for the support of patients with liver and kidney disease.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians (RACE 22-19276).

Course Information:
Your clients are using herbs in their animals and want to use herbs. Where is the evidence for herbal medicine in veterinary practice? How do they work? We show you how you can you treat challenging liver cases and acute and chronic kidney disease in practice using herbs alongside conventional medicine. Join us in this lively short course which will give you practical skills and knowledge to use herbs straight away safely and effectively.

Week 1 (Real Time Session February 4, 2016)
Presenter: Dr. Barbara Fougere, BVMS, MA
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session February 11, 2016)
Presenters: Dr. Barbara Fougere, BVMS, MA and Dr. Steve Marsden, ND, MSOM
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session February 18, 2016)
Presenter: Dr. Steve Marsden, ND, MSOM
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Presenters:
Dr. Steve Marsden received his doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 1988. At the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon he obtained a doctorate in Naturopathic medicine, a Master's of Science in Oriental Medicine, and his licensure in Acupuncture and Diplomat status in Chinese Herbology. He treats both pets and people in his Edmonton, Alberta practice. He has instructed veterinarians in Chinese Medicine at IVAS, Tufts, and AVAC. He is a member of the American Herbalists Guild. He is the co-author of several texts, including the Manual of Natural Veterinary Medicine. He is a frequent guest lecturer to veterinary audiences worldwide. He is perhaps one of the best known and highly qualified Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine masters worldwide. He was awarded Canadian Veterinarian of the Year in 2009 and was honored as Herbal Educator of the Year by AHVMA in 2010.

Dr. Barbara Fougere is a 1986 graduate from Murdoch University Veterinary School Western Australia. She practices in Sydney, Australia exclusively in Veterinary Integrative Medicine. She has served on the as President of IVAS and VBMA, and is Chairperson for the American College Veterinary Herbal Medicine and one of the first veterinarians to be certified in Veterinary Botanical Medicine worldwide. She holds a Master's degree in Herbal Medicine and a Bachelor's degree in Complementary Medicine as well as a Master's in the field of Education and Training. She has coauthored two veterinary texts Veterinary Herbal Medicine (2007) and Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice (2008). She was awarded the AHVMA Practitioner of the Year in 2010 and Educator of the Year in 2011.

Both instructors teach the accredited post graduate qualifications Graduate Diplomas in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine, Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine, and Veterinary Acupuncture.

Total CE Credit: 6

Tuition: Member $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by January 14, 2016)
Non-Member $211 ($190 early bird special if enrolled by January 14, 2016)

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on February 4, 2016 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

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  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from and addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
"This program (22-19276) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 6 CE Credits, with a maximum of 6 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Non-Scientific-Clinical using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 800-846-0028 ext. 797.

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator

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